Firearms convictions add to McMillian's sentence

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Cana man pleads guilty to perjury and possession of firearm by a violent felon

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A Cana man who already had been sentenced to five years in prison tripled that period of incarceration after pleading guilty to additional charges March 21.
On his third appearance in Carroll County Circuit Court before substitute Judge Robert Turk, Glen Donald McMillian pleaded guilty to three charges on that day.

Instead of waiting for his scheduled court date of March 27, McMillian entered an early guilty plea to possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent felony, possession of ammunition after being convicted of a violent felony and perjury to a magistrate, said Mike Jones, assistant Carroll commonwealth’s attorney.
In exchange, the prosecutors dropped two other charges — possession of methamphetamine, a schedule II drug; and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule II drug.
A Carroll County deputy arrested McMillian on these charges after serving a warrant at his residence and spotting a firearm there, Jones said. Executing a search warrant uncovered more guns and ammunition.
McMillian also awaited his sentence for the conviction from an earlier bench trial, in which he was found guilty of threatening to burn.
Turk gave McMillian prison terms of five years each on the March 21 guilty pleas and on the prior conviction.
This added 10 years to another five-year prison sentence after a jury found him guilty on a separate charge of possession of a firearm Feb. 21. The weapons charge carried with it an automatic penalty of five years in prison.
That charge arose from a deputy who, while serving a warrant on McMillian, found the man driving a four-wheeler with a 12-gauge shotgun on a rack on the front of a vehicle.
McMillian had previously been convicted of a malicious wounding, for which he remained on probation.